Music Education and Education Technology

Journal of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, No. 6-7, 2016

Original scientific paper

Snježana Dobrota ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Split, Croatia 

pages 6-23

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This paper discusses the issue of the application of instructional technology in music classes. Taking into account the findings in the field of children’s musical development (music perception, performance, musical preferences and musical creativity), the role of instructional technology in the development of such skills is discussed. The author analyzes examples of musical compositions and animated films through which students acquire a variety of instrumental colors and develop their musical taste (The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, B. Britten; Peter and the Wolf, S. Prokofjev; The Carnival of the Animals, C. Saint-Saëns; Fantasia 1940 and Fantasia 2000, W. Disney). It is emphasized that the use of instructional technology in music education must be a carefully planned methodical procedure.


music education; music skills; instructional technology